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Update on the UK PONI Annual Conference
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UK PONI has had to adapt its plans for the Annual Conference. We still intend that the conference will go ahead on and around the originally planned date of 11th June 2020, with presentations, keynote speeches and presentations from past UK PONI members. However, unless the situation improves significantly this year’s conference will take place in a virtual format. More information on the agenda for the conference will be provided in the coming weeks. We know that many value the opportunity to come together and meet people from the UK PONI community, so we intend host an event later in the year celebrating 10 years of UK PONI, which will bring our community together in a more traditional way. Government controls will remain the key constraint here but we’re currently looking at dates in August and October. To stay up-to-date with UK PONI’s forward plans sign up to our mailing list here.
About the UK Project on Nuclear Issues
The UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) is a cross-generational network of over 900 members, which encourages young scholars and professionals to engage with established experts on contemporary nuclear issues.
Membership of UK PONI is free of charge and open to anyone interested in, working on, or studying issues related to nuclear weapons or nuclear energy. Our membership includes representatives from government, the military, academia and industry.
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The project aims to foster the emergence of a next generation of nuclear experts and build a broad knowledge base for the nuclear community, from technical intricacies to international security dynamics. Each year, UK PONI invites emerging experts to present their research and ideas to established members of the UK nuclear community at its Annual Conference, and convenes a bilateral conference together with US counterparts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Throughout the year UK PONI also hosts a series of evening seminars across the UK addressing a range of civil and military nuclear issues.
UK PONI is funded and supported by a consortium of government and industry stakeholders. This support allows UK PONI to maintain an independent forum where younger scholars can contribute new ideas on on-going nuclear issues. UK PONI enjoys the support and guidance of its Board of Advisors, which includes representatives from government, industry, the military, and academia.
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Nuclear Reactions is the blog of UK PONI, launched in March 2017. It is intended as a platform for our members to comment on current civil and military nuclear issues, share insights from research, and put forward their own arguments.